Pravara Girls Win State Level U-17 Football Tournament

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Mumbai: Pravara Rural Education Society’s Pravara Kanya Vidya Mandir girls team has won the state level Subroto Cup for football in the under-17 category after beating Arya Vidya Mandir, Juhu, Mumbai.

Pravara girls won the match 1-0 at Bhiwandi in neighbouring Thane, yesterday. The team has been now selected for the national level tournament, to be held in Delhi next month. The national-level Subroto Cup is open to a few South Asian countries, a Society spokesperson said.

Players from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan and Sri Lanka are among countries that will participate in the tournament, to be held at the Ambedkar Sports Stadium, New Delhi.

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Executive Chairman of Pravara Rural Education Society Dr Ashok Vikhe Patil lauded the team for their performance. This victory shows that there is no dearth of talent at the rural level, Vikhe Patil said.

Subroto Cup Football Tournament is a popular inter-school football tournament, named after Air Marshal Subroto Mukerjee.

It started in 1960 and has been conducted every year since then.